Chicago Public Schools

Aldermen strike out in bid to block Rahm's 'blank check' to CTA, CPS

Blaming political “shenanigans,” progressive aldermen on Monday struck out in their last-ditch attempt to prevent Mayor Rahm Emanuel from giving the …

Chicago

Chance the Rapper hosts SNL: Watch the sketches

When Chance the Rapper was first announced as the host of tonight’s episode of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, it seemed like an opportunity to build on his …

Barack Obama

Police: 15-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Lindblom Academy

Police are investigating the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl earlier this month at an Englewood neighborhood high school on the South Side.<p>About …

Crime

Police investigating sex assault of Lindblom Academy student with cerebral palsy

Police said they are investigating the sexual assault of a student with cerebral palsy at Robert Lindblom Math and Science Academy on Chicago's South …

Crime

Emanuel doesn't rule out CTA fare hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said there won’t be CTA service cuts to balance the agency’s budget, but he didn’t rule out the first fare hike for bus and train riders since 2009.<p>Asked whether there will be a fare increase, Emanuel noted how long it has been since the last one.<p>“As a lifetime rider …

Chicago

Chicago hotel available for $11.14 a night -- but only for a limited time

<b>by:</b> Updated: Nov 14, 2017 - 3:04 PM<p>Loading...<p>Planning on booking a trip but still haven’t settled on a destination? Or maybe you have and you decided …

Hotels

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Nov. 13, 2017

BANKS<p><b>Jeff Watts</b> has been named Southeast market president at <b>Bank Leumi</b>, based in the Aventura office. He will oversee the Southeast middle market …

Business

'SNL' needles Louis C.K. but aims harshest scandal gags at Roy Moore

Being a comedian and past “Saturday Night Live” host didn’t spare Louis C.K. from razzing on the show just days after his exposure as a harasser of …

Comedy

Common, South Side megachurch backing plans for a new charter school

Chicago rapper Common has pledged financial support for a government-funded, arts-focused charter school being proposed by members of a South Side …

Education

Chicago School Hosts Veterans

<b>(CBS) –</b> Veterans Day is a time to honor our country’s service men and women.<p>But as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, at one Chicago Public Schools …

Veterans Day

POTUS OBAMA Is A Total Rock Star For Jury Duty + Chicago Mayor Walks Out On Chance The Rapper At City Council Meeting

President <b>Barack Obama</b> had to report for jury duty and everyone went into a frenzy when he rolled through the courthouse. See the reactions, plus see …

Black Culture

Chance the Rapper Slams Chicago Mayor For Proposed $95M Police Academy

On Wednesday (Nov. 8), <b>Chance the Rapper</b> addressed the Chicago City Council in regards to a proposed plan suggesting the city build a $95 million …

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper shows up to Chicago City Council meeting, but not everyone was happy to see him

The rapper urged the body to vote no against a new $95 million police academy<p>Hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper attended a city council meeting in Chicago Wednesday to speak out against a proposed $95 million police academy slated for development in the West Garfield Park section of the city.<p>When …

U.S. Politics

Ride-hailing fees to bankroll $180M in CTA improvements

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise ride-hailing fees by 15 cents per ride next year, and another nickel in 2019, will bankroll $180 million in …

Rahm Emanuel

Blackhawks Unveil Practice Center

<b>(CBS) –</b> Touring the Chicago Backhawks’ gleaming new practice facility, as Mayor Emanuel did Thursday, you’ll see the expected: the posh locker room …

Rahm Emanuel

CPS Principal Reinstated After ‘Serious Errors’ Found in Watchdog Report

A Chicago Public Schools watchdog report recommended her termination just two months ago, but on Thursday, York Alternative High School Principal …

Education

Chance the Rapper Wants #NoCopAcademy in Chicago

Chance the Rapper joined activists in opposition to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday. Emanuel plans to throw down $95 million on a new cop …

Offbeat News

Tweaking diet, better food choices key to good cholesterol levels

Artez Thompson soaked up his grandmother’s cooking lessons in such detail, he surprised his mother when he was 9 years old by making her dinner — …

Nutrition

‘White Rage’ author on why education is central to Trump’s politics of resentment

In 2014, historian Carol Anderson wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post about “white rage”:<p>When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African …

Education

NLU's Pathways program key to record jump in the college's applicants

As a rising Chicago Public Schools senior with a 3.0 GPA, Jairo Melendez hadn’t been sure he’d be able to afford college.<p>He was the oldest of three …

Education

Cook County governments owe $139 billion—up 30% in six years - Blogs On Politics

Local governments in Cook County, including the county itself, now have a whopping $139 billion in debt, most of it unfunded and most of it money …

Cook County

White spite: Education is at the center of Trump’s politics

“White Rage” author Carol Anderson discusses the Trump administration’s attacks on education<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Editor's Note: Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. Her latest book is "White Rage: …

U.S. Politics

DNAinfo was a vital building block for news

One afternoon in February 2015, my daughter, then a senior at Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep, came home from school with a hot tip for me: Administrators had just announced to the student body that their principal, Christopher Dignam, was resigning at the end of the year to take a similar …

Journalism

Rahm Emanuel’s Tribute to the World’s Richest Man Is Bad News for Chicago

Amazon will not solve the problems facing any city, and certainly not Chicago.<p><i>This article was first posted by Jacobin.</i><p>Considering the power …

Liberal View

White spite: Why education is at the center of Trump’s politics of resentment

<i>Editor’s Note: Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. Her latest book is</i> …

Liberal View

Education News Outlet Chalkbeat Is Expanding to Chicago, Newark in 2018

« Documentary Recalls a 1963 Boycott of Segregated Chicago Public Schools | Main<p>| No comments<p>The online education news organization Chalkbeat is …

Journalism

Wall Street offers slightly brighter outlook on CPS finances

Two Wall Street credit rating firms brightened their outlook on Chicago Public Schools finances Tuesday, with analysts crediting a state education funding deal and district tax hikes for easing the district’s short-term financial problems.<p>Standard and Poor’s assigned a “stable” outlook to the …

Chicago

Shots fired as kids play outside South Side elementary school: 'I just panicked'

Someone fired a gun at least six times outside a South Side elementary school as kids were on the playground 50 feet away Monday afternoon, according to Chicago police.<p>No one was injured in the shooting, which happened about 12:20 p.m. outside the Irma C. Ruiz Elementary School at 24th and Leavitt …

Policing

Why do Politicians Feel Free to Hack Away at Special Education?

The rights of children who need special education services are not an “unnecessary regulatory burden,” as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stated when explaining why 72 guidance documents for special education programs were being dropped. Nor are they a way for Chicago Public Schools to save …

Education

Hero K12 Platform Launches with SchoolMint Acquisition

<b>Addition of SchoolMint exemplifies Hero K12 and BV Investment Partners’ investment strategy, starting with school choice, enrollment, and a goal of</b> …

Education